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    News Archive for November 2021

    How shower drainage design can impact subfloors

    There are several factors that need to be considered when designing the shower area in a bathroom.


    Petersen bricks star in 2020 Fritz Höger Awards

    Four of the winning projects at the 2020 Fritz Höger Awards for Brick Architecture featured Petersen bricks, demonstrating the many and varied faces, and wonderful tones and textures of these beautiful handcrafted bricks.


    The life-saving importance of exit and emergency lighting

    Emergency situations can occur at any time in a building, which is why it’s important that all occupants know exactly how to head to the nearest emergency exit.


    Just the BASIX - new home design set to drive energy bills down, says NSW minister

    If the NSW government is to be believed, new sustainability standards for the State’s homes are expected to save residents nearly $1000 per year on energy bills as well as helping reduce the State’s carbon footprint.


    Deforestation can raise local temperatures by up to 4.5℃ – and heat untouched areas 6km away

    Forests directly cool the planet, like natural evaporative air conditioners. So what happens when you cut them down?


    Introducing the first Australian Passive House by a major developer

    Fraser Property Australia’s Passive House project at Life, Point Cook, has reached Passive House Plus certification, making it one of the first properties in the country to do so.


    Wellington Square artwork channels Stolen Generation experiences

    Perth’s Wellington Square is now the scene of an artwork that acknowledges the trauma experiences by the Stolen Generations.


    New dedicated Centre for Creativity opened at the Sydney Opera House

    The Centre for Creativity is a new dedicated programming venue at the Sydney Opera House that will offer hands-on creative experiences for audiences of all ages onsite and online.


    Glazed acoustic operable walls help Shore Financial create flexible spaces at North Sydney office

    Moveable acoustic walls from Bildspec were installed at the new office of leading independent Australian mortgage brokerage, Shore Financial to help create flexible spaces.


    Indoor and outdoor tiles explained

    The surface of the tile may range from smooth to a light sandpaper feel with some offering a bit more resistance.


    The Sydney Range - Geostone launches new designer decorative concrete collection

    Geostone, Holcim Australia’s decorative concrete brand has launched The Sydney Range, a designer collection of over 20 new decorative concrete products in a vivid display of colour and sophistication.


    Kingspan Kooltherm for new builds and renovations

    A well-insulated home can greatly reduce your cooling and heating bills and provide a comfortable place to live.


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